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Old 07-23-2014, 07:53 AM   #1
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Taiwan Plane #GE222 Crashes, More Than 50 Are Feared Dead

Tough week for air travel...

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/breaking-t...141252105.html

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Taiwan’s Central News Agency has just reported that a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed into residential buildings in an emergency landing in Taiwan’s Pengu Islands, killing 51 people.
The crashed happened just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m.local time.
The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
It said Flight GE 222 took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later.
Local firefighters say the plane did not reach the airport landing strip, but crashed nearby, losing contact with flight radars for a few moments before the crash.


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TransAsia flight GE 222
Aircraft type: ATR 72
From Kaohsiung (KHH) to Magong (MZG)
Scheduled departure time: 4 p.m.
Actual departure time: 5:43 p.m.
Require go-around: 7:06 p.m.
Passenger: 54
Crew: 4
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I believe there was a typhoon sweeping through the area...

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Another plane crash....... seems like this year is bad to travel by air.
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i just saw this in the nightly news, a typhoon just hit the area just last night, the plane was already delayed due to weather

also i was.told that only 47 ppl died
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That photo that the OP posted is of an Airbus A320, and not an ATR 72.

This is what an ATR-72 is supposed to look like.


similar to an Dash 8
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also i was.told that only 47 ppl died
That's still a lot of people! It doesn't make it any less devastating if the number is less than 200.

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this is horrible 47 is a lot of ppl considering that there was not many passenger on the plane to began with
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there's a significant typhoon blowing through there

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That photo that the OP posted is of an Airbus A320, and not an ATR 72.

This is what an ATR-72 is supposed to look like.


similar to an Dash 8
I hate flying on Dash 8's. Feel like they're rattling apart even when its calm skies. Can't imagine what it was like to be a passenger flying in a typhoon.

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I hate flying on Dash 8's. Feel like they're rattling apart even when its calm skies. Can't imagine what it was like to be a passenger flying in a typhoon.

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I hate flying on Dash 8's. Feel like they're rattling apart even when its calm skies. Can't imagine what it was like to be a passenger flying in a typhoon.

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from what i hear, the dash 8 is an incredibly safe plane. i fly them quite often in europe for 1 hr flights, never had a concern.

the worst ones were the beaver or ottor or whatever it was flying from vancouver to cranbrook or somewhere near the alberta border (relatively near) - i did not enjoy that flight!
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The ATR is a fantastic airplane. I have over 2000 hours in them. I'm very curious to see the outcome of this one. Can almost count out icing like 90% of other ATR crashes in history (even though they've since fixed the issue). News speculated thunder storms, but we all know how accurate the news can be.
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remembered in my previous job that i had to always fly harbour air beavers to victoria even in stormy and windy weathers... feels like a roller coaster ride and the plane literally gets blown sideways

couple of first times sitting in it scared the shit out of me then by the fourth month i just went snooze mode regardless how rough it was lol - rocking the cradle amirite?
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beavers and twin otters are LEGENDARY for being able to work in the worst conditions and still being so reliable and longlasting... they're considered one of Canada's best gifts to the world
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